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Hey fellow book lovers! I'm a K-8 school librarian and mom of two young readers. I write the occasional blog when inspiration strikes, but I've also compiled some great book recommendations for all ages. (If you're on a phone, click on the three lines in the top right corner for more.)

 

January 3, 2019

Happy new year! Chicago and the area suburbs have a wide range of incredible authors coming to visit - here are a few of the events I'm most looking forward to:

Samira Ahmed

Love, Hate, and Other Filters (ages 14 and up)

Tuesday, January 8 @ 6:30pm

American Writer's Museum...

January 1, 2019

I always get nostalgic at the end of December, reflecting back on the past twelve months and planning for the new year ahead. 2018 held a surprising career change for me -- I was lucky enough to be able to stay in the school district that I love, but was given the chan...

November 24, 2018

This Thanksgiving weekend, I am thankful for many things -- my wonderful family, my supportive school community, and of course, BOOKS! I’ve read so many good books lately, and I can’t place orders for my school libraries quickly enough. Here are a few of my favorite re...

November 4, 2018

I spent the past three days at the Association of Illinois School Library Educators Conference in Tinley Park, and I am so inspired and excited to head back to work tomorrow with this experience in mind! Here are a few highlights:

Kathleen March and Beth Van Curine from...

September 26, 2018

Well... wow. We've been back at school for a little over a month now, and it's honestly taken me that long to find my footing in this new position! The biggest adjustment has been going back and forth between schools, and overseeing projects and budgets for two differe...

August 13, 2018

Since becoming a parent, I especially appreciate a rare night alone out of the house - and one of my favorite things to do is hear an author speak and get an autographed book. When it comes to meeting authors, I'm truly spoiled by having a local independent bookstore l...

August 7, 2018

Hi everyone, and thanks for visiting my new blog!

After 12 years of teaching language arts in the classroom, I'm so excited to be starting a new position as my district's K-8 librarian next week! Since a big part of my job will include helping kids find the perfect book...

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